by Rebecca Bauer
Last week, a friend sent me the article, “Why So Many Teachers Feel Bad So Much of the Time”, and asked me what I thought. I was about halfway through reading it when I received a text from a different friend, a first-year high school English teacher, asking me what exactly my job was, because she wanted to do something else next year.
So what did I think about this article? I think its bleak outlook is concerningly accurate.
In my work in education, I often hear administrators and politicians ask, “How can we better support our students?” It’s a great question deserving a thoughtful answer, but there’s another important question that I hear asked less often.
How can we better support our teachers?